Fine State Of Affairs

by The Gunboat Diplomats

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Fine State Of Affairs Isabel and Jared, each on their own Both of them carried on all alone Searching the big, wide world For one who cares We got lonely boys and lonely girls What a fine state of affairs Isabel and Jared, young and in love So they got married, never thinking of Sweet smiles that turn to tears Taking unawares Two kids reeling in the years What a fine state of affairs From ashes to ashes and dust to dust Love comes and goes away And the broken hearts are the only parts That are here to stay At ninety-two old Jared peacefully died Isabel was buried right by his side Nothing could sever True love they shared Now they're together forever What a fine state of affairs
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Standup Guy 02:27
Standup Guy Pleased to meet ya How 'bout if I treat ya To a meal sometime, you lovely creature I'm just a standup guy I think that I can teach ya I live alone the In crowd doesn't phone me I don't go for no phony baloney I'm just a standup guy Y'know, the man he, doesn't own me Listen to what I'm telling you Hear what I have to say Let's get it straight, I'm a standup guy There's no head games to play Now, listen honey I ain't got no money For a rainy day or when it's sunny I'm just a standup guy Kind'a sad and kind'a funny Listen to what I'm telling you Hear what I have to say Let's get it straight, I'm a standup guy There's no head games to play The wine is flowing And I know you're knowing What you have in mind, you should be showing I'm just a standup guy Wait a minute, where ya going? I'm just a standup guy
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Obsessive Love I'm loving you But you don't even know that I exist, as if you'd care I'm shoving to One side a few conclusions that I might have missed, but I don't dare And though it could spell the end of me Some things were just meant to be I'm watching you from deep within the shadows of my mind And sloshing through a cruel morass of feelings that I never hoped to find I'm needing you My dear elusive beautiful obsession, and I'm afraid I'm bleeding through A vain milieu of painful true confession, but it's too late For looking glass lies to erase Reflections I can't bare to face I'm walking through a twilight dream where lonely torches burn And talking to strange voices who will whisper to me that there's no return Sweet passion has taken its toll Desire has poisoned my soul As dying light surrenders to the darkness like a friend The crying night will soon recite a sacred rite that binds us til the end
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Brittany 04:11
Brittany Brittany's the kind that you untie from the railroad track Then she doubts your motives and you're strapped to her torture rack And that's a fact With the skill of Pontius Pilate's antiseptic hands She's practiced in the art of using sacrificial lambs To play a small vital part in her ingenious master plans She said to me, "Now can't you see, we're meant to be" That's Brittany Brittany's a project doomed to fail measured out in years You think you want to quit and you're hit with the crocodile tears Her hopes and fears Suddenly, you're a savior, a fate you can't avoid An element of danger, it's all so paranoid Until this elegant young stranger pulls you into the void And Heaven knows, I do suppose I should disclose, here's how it goes I stumbled on her quite by accident, or so it seems Humbled that I might help her repent, I felt redeemed One has to grant compassion to a battered soul in need And as you can imagine, she flattered me, indeed She was hot but kind of weird then things got really strange But things were not as they appeared 'cause some things never change Devotion's so important to her but she slowly turned My emotional support into a bitter lesson learned Insinuation, implications, silly nuance when you handle Innuendo, accusations, really who wants all the scandal Then I had an inspiration, a quest to leave her be But feminine persuasion always got the best of me, you see that Some pack for a journey of the heart then act surprised To come back on a gurney, is it smart or ill-advised To play the funky hero and pray just like a saint When one and one is zero, well it all comes down to No grounds for complaint What delicious irony, what sweet, exquisite pain She knows that you are able, leans on you like a cane But then the truth becomes a fable beneath her awful reign It's plain to see it's up to me, I can't break free From Brittany
5.
She Said 02:51
She Said She was like a summer day She smiled so warmly, I wouldn't normally say How I felt with her near But I made it perfectly clear Lately she'd been on my mind Free to find where it led Come with me was what she said Saw each other every day She smiled so sweetly and then, discreetly she'd say Soft and low in my ear What I needed to hear Love was blind and so was I A whispered sigh in my head Stay with me was what she said Live now, learn fast, love with no regret I recall the things she said Seems like only yesterday She smiled so sadly, I loved her madly Today she is gone, now it's clear The one I held most dear Couldn't stay, that's all she wrote On the note that I read Take good care was all she said That's all she said
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Sweet Abiding Love I've had love depart, I've had my fill Of love that breaks your heart and breaks your will I've searched from the start, I'm searching still For traces of A sweet abiding love I've known shattered dreams, I know their names Pretty girls, it seems, play silly games Down the line your schemes go up in flames Like remnants of A sweet abiding love Better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all, they say I've loved and lost a time or two If that's the cost for love that's new, I'll pay Come what may Dark clouds bring the rain and fill the well Dark skies still remain but will dispel Time can heal the pain and time will tell The story of A sweet abiding love Better to have loved and lost Then never to have loved at all, they say I love and bleed and start anew But now I need a love that's true today A girl who'll stay When deep, deep hope inside has died and gone And the long, long night goes on and on True, true love will light a brand new dawn The promise of A sweet abiding love
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We'll Walk Away When you're feeling lost and all cried out Wandering in sorrow, feeling out of place When the world has left your path in doubt I know there's a road that leads to better days If you're all alone and in a bind Open up your eyes and you will find Baby, we can leave it all behind My love is like a rock, so come what may Tomorrow's gonna be a sunny day Take my hand, we'll walk away I'm not here to save you from yourself I'm just another lonely heart who understands Now the time is here, the clock strikes twelve You could take my heart if you'll just take a chance If your world's about to fall apart And you need to mend broken heart Baby, we could make a brand new start My love is like a rock, so come what may Tomorrow's gonna be a sunny day Take my hand, we'll walk away No matter where you are or where you've been Open up your heart and let me in I'll be the one who makes you feel again My love is like a rock, so come what may Tomorrow's gonna be a sunny day Take my hand, we'll walk away We'll walk away
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Something On My Mind I've got something on my mind It keeps running through my head Never really get the kind Of answers that I need, instead I'm left to ponder who makes old feelings seem brand new I've got something on my mind And that something is you I've got something on my mind We might make a pretty pair Maybe so, but love is blind But am I really there? I haven't got a clue, the truth can be deceptive, too I've got something on my mind I don't expect that you will wait for very long I don't object to proving all my fears are wrong But I've been burned before, guess it should have learned me more I should think of something else before my heart completely melts away I've got something on my mind Should have looked before I fell Into loving ties that bind Or a match that's made in Hell But what else can I do but get to where I'm going to? I've got something on my mind And that something is you
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She Made A Move On My Heart Soon as I met her the match was made (A game that love arranges, now) And I resigned to tempt the hand of fate (With passionate exchanges, now) That I could not afford Now she controls the board Oh, my Lord Cause she took me, shook me She had me right from the start now baby She made me, played me You know that little girl She made a move on my heart Quickly I opened with a daring move (To challenge her position, now) But then she countered brilliantly to prove (The Queen is on a mission, now) My little heart is gone A sacrificial pawn All night long When she fooled me, schooled me Yeah, she was right off the chart now baby She moved me, grooved me You know that little girl She made a move on my heart I quit the game, now I'm not a player (No more razzle dazzle, now) Just a big bad bishop, without a prayer (A king without a castle, now) Knight fell and so did I Checkmate and say goodbye Oh my my
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I'm crazy in love When I'm with you it always seems like I can"t get enough You put the "wild" in my wildest dreams, I Want some more of that stuff Twenty-four hours a day, I'm crazy about you Crazy about you Well, I'm over my head But when I think I'm in too deep I Think about you, instead When I'm awake or in my sleep my Schedule"s set Seven whole days a week, I'm crazy about you Crazy about you I'm so wild about you They oughtta put me on a change And if it's nuts to be a Fool for love, I'd rather be insane I'm out of my mind I'm so far gone I might as well just Fly like I'm blind Straight to Lover's Lane Or Bust, I'll See what I find Forever and a year, I'm crazy about you Crazy about you, crazy baby! I'm so wild about you They oughtta put me on a change And if it's nuts to be a Fool for love, I'd rather be insane I'm out of my mind I'm so far gone I might as well just Fly like I'm blind Straight to Lover's Lane Or Bust, I'll See what I find Forever and a year, I'm crazy about you Crazy about you
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Dance With Me I come home to my baby at the end of the day But when I look into her eyes, they're so far away In a place where hearts were young and love was new Where tomorrow was just a dream and dreams could all come true And after all this time, I still can't see What a girl like her is doing with a guy like me I know the road is long and that she gets so tired And if I could, I'd give her all that she desired I met her on the beach at a place called First Street Grille We talked all night and I fell so hard I couldn't get my fill When I look back on how long she's been mine I love her more each day, and she's still looking fine But she gets lost in daydreams now and then Silent and solemn as a prayer For tattered promises that might have been A faded ribbon in her hair Baby, one day soon when that old sun goes down I'll sweep you off your feet, yeah, honey, we'll hit the town You'll wear that dress I like, we'll reminisce First we will steal away and then I'll steal a kiss We'll run off to a little rendezvous A friendly crowd, a jukebox, me and you We'll play some sweet Roberta Flack, and that's alright Just like the good old days, we'll dance all night But right now, baby, while we're all alone Let down your hair and I'll unplug the phone The house may be a mess, but it can wait Forget that stack of bills till I get paid We're gonna have a sweet scenario So dim the lights, turn up the stereo Baby, now here's the million dollar question in advance Hey, pretty baby, can I have this dance? Sip your Merlot, I'll drink my Maker's Mark Nowhere to go, just us swaying in the dark This moment everything's just how it's meant to be So stay here by my side and dance with me Dance with me
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A Lullaby 01:13
A Lullaby Close your eyes, my child Go to sleep, my dear Pleasant dreams, sweet and mild Will always be near For the love that we share Is timeless and true Through the years, I'll be there So sleep now, I'll watch over you

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Songs for lonely hearts, obsessive lovers, and hopeless romantics.

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released March 2, 2017

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The Gunboat Diplomats are a song shop recording pop rock music with a vintage vibe.

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